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Open Yale Courses provides free and open access to a selection of introductory courses taught by distinguished teachers and scholars at Yale University. The aim of the project is to expand access to educational materials for all who wish to learn.

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About the Course Financial institutions are a pillar of civilized society, supporting people in their productive ventures and managing the economic risks they take on. The workings of these institutions are important to comprehend if we are to predict their actions today and their evolution in the coming information age. The course strives to offer understanding of the theory of finance and its relation to the history, strengths and imperfections of such institutions as banking, insurance,...
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About the Course There is one thing I can be sure of: I am going to die. But what am I to make of that fact? This course will examine a number of issues that arise once we begin to reflect on our mortality. The possibility that death may not actually be the end is considered. Are we, in some sense, immortal? Would immortality be desirable? Also a clearer notion of what it is to die is examined. What does it mean to say that a person has died? What kind of fact is that? And, finally, different...
Topics: Death, Philosophy, suicide
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This course is intended as an introduction to political philosophy as seen through an examination of some of the major texts and thinkers of the Western political tradition. Three broad themes that are central to understanding political life are focused upon: the polis experience (Plato, Aristotle), the sovereign state (Machiavelli, Hobbes), constitutional government (Locke), and democracy (Rousseau, Tocqueville). The way in which different political philosophies have given expression to...
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The American Revolution entailed some remarkable transformations--converting British colonists into American revolutionaries, and a cluster of colonies into a confederation of states with a common cause--but it was far more complex and enduring than the fighting of a war. As John Adams put it, "The Revolution was in the Minds of the people... before a drop of blood was drawn at Lexington"--and it continued long past America's victory at Yorktown. This course will examine the...
Topics: yale, open course, opencourseware, american, history, revolution, hist 116, Joanne Freeman,...
About the Course This course offers a broad survey of modern European history, from the end of the Thirty Years' War to the aftermath of World War II. Along with the consideration of major events and figures such as the French Revolution and Napoleon, attention will be paid to the experience of ordinary people in times of upheaval and transition. The period will thus be viewed neither in terms of historical inevitability nor as a procession of great men, but rather through the lens of the...
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Open Yale Courses: Introduction to the Old Testament (Hebrew Bible)
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Open Yale Courses: Fundamentals of Physics II
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Open Yale Courses: Fundamentals of Physics I
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About the Course The purpose of this course is to examine the African American experience in the United States from 1863 to the present. Prominent themes include the end of the Civil War and the beginning of Reconstruction; African Americans’ urbanization experiences; the development of the modern civil rights movement and its aftermath; and the thought and leadership of Booker T. Washington, Ida B. Wells-Barnett, W.E.B. Du Bois, Marcus Garvey, Martin Luther King Jr., and Malcolm X. Warning:...
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Open Yale Courses: Introduction to Psychology
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Open Yale Courses: Game Theory
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Open Yale Courses: Death
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Open Yale Courses: Milton
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Open Yale Courses: Modern Poetry
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Open Yale Courses: Cervantes' Don Quixote
Open Yale Courses: Introduction to Ancient Greek History
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Open Yale Courses: Financial Theory
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Open Yale Courses: Listening to Music
Open Yale Courses: Foundations of Modern Social Theory
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Open Yale Courses: Roman Architecture
Open Yale Courses: Introduction to Political Philosophy
Open Yale Courses: Hemingway, Fitzgerald, Faulkner
Open Yale Courses: Philosophy and the Science of Human Nature
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Open Yale Courses: Financial Markets (2011)
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Open Yale Courses: The Early Middle Ages
Open Yale Courses: Introduction to the New Testament History and Literature
Open Yale Courses: Introduction to Theory of Literature
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Open Yale Courses: France Since 1871
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Open Yale Courses: The American Revolution
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Open Yale Courses: Dante in Translation
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Open Yale Courses: Early Modern England
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Open Yale Courses: Financial Markets (2008)
Open Yale Courses: European Civilization, 1648-1945
Open Yale Courses: Frontiers of Biomedical Engineering
Open Yale Courses: Epidemics in Western Society Since 1600
Open Yale Courses: Environmental Politics and Law
Open Yale Courses: Frontiers and Controversies in Astrophysics
Open Yale Courses: The Psychology, Biology and Politics of Food
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Open Yale Courses: The American Novel Since 1945
Open Yale Courses: Capitalism Success, Crisis and Reform
Open Yale Courses: The Moral Foundations of Politics
Open Yale Courses: Global Problems of Population Growth
Open Yale Courses: The Atmosphere, the Ocean, and Environmental Change
Open Yale Courses: The Civil War and Reconstruction Era
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Open Yale Courses: Freshman Organic Chemistry I
Open Yale Courses: Principles of Evolution, Ecology and Behavior
Open Yale Courses: Freshman Organic Chemistry II